By Adekola Afolabi
The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly and lawmaker, representing Ifedore State Constituency, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun, has advised residents of Ifedore Local Government Area to desist from throwing wastes into drainages to prevent flood.
He spoke yesterday while inspecting the ongoing channelisation works he embarked on at Igbara-Oke junction and other areas in the Local Government Area of the state.
Oleyelogun explained that he took it upon himself to distill and channelise some blocked line drains in the town including the road passing through the front of the house of the state chairman of the PDP, Engr Clement Faboyede, to ensure free flow of water and ease the suffering of the people in the affected areas.
According to him, before the channelisation work, road users and other residents of the affected areas were usually confronted with difficulty passing through the roads because the roads were always submerged anytime it rained owing to the blocked line drains.
He also visited the ongoing road project at Court road, Igbara-Oke, which has been badly damaged by erosion, thereby making the road impassable for road users.
Oleyelogun said he had directed immediate repair of the road some days ago after the complaint of the residents which prompted him to visit the bad portion of the road with a view to having first hand information.
“This is not the first time I’m doing this type of work for the benefit of my constituents. I’m happy when my people are happy and comfortable”, the Speaker said.
Some residents of the affected areas including an octogenarian, Chief Osunla Isaac; the Iyaloja of Igbara-Oke, Nike Odebiyi; the Chairman and some members of commercial motorcyclists in Igbara-Oke, Adekunle; Ganiyu Bakare, Seun Arije, Esther Oluwole and Olanrewaju Ajimobi, appreciated the speaker for his caring heart gesture, saying that the ongoing work when completed would put an end to their sufferings in the affected areas.
They particularly commended Oleyelogun for coming to their aid less than one week he visited the affected roads.
The residents, who noted that the bad roads had caused many accidents in the past, also called for speedy completion of the work in this dry season.